This bible study is part of our End Times Bible Study Series and is suitable for use in individual, group, church bible studies and as a sermon helper.
The End Times-What Jesus Said
With all that is going on in our world today, one conversation has become a hot topic with family, friends, and groups all over the world discussing the signs of the end times..what will happen before Christ returns. Though nobody will know or can predict the exact time or day of Christs return we can get a pretty good idea of when it will happen by keeping a close watch on what the Holy Bible tells us will happen and what is happening in this day and age. As servants of our Lord Jesus Christ we are to be watchful, always praying, and waiting for His return which means we need to keep up with news and current events as well. This study is designed to clear up the confusion that abounds when it comes to understanding what is to come before Christ’s return and covers details about the signs we need to watch for which indicate that the second coming is fast approaching so that we can prepare ourselves and warn our family and friend’s so that we will be prepared, ready and waiting for His return.
Signs of the end times: What Jesus said
Jesus talked to His disciples about things to come and events that would occur before the end of the world in Matthew chapter 24.
Jesus disciples came to show Jesus the buildings of the temple
Jesus said that every stone will be thrown down which indicates massive destruction on earth.
The disciples asked Jesus what signs they should look for that would mean the end of the world was at hand, these are the same signs that we need to watch for today!
Jesus says that we are not to be troubled by these signs because these things must happen in order for Him to return. When you hear of wars and rumors of wars, of nations rising against nation, it is an early sign that the end is coming but is not yet here because more things will happen before Jesus returns.
There will be famines (lack of food), pestilences (fatal epidemic diseases around the world), and earthquakes! These things are happening in the world today! The beginning of the end times is clear, people will claim to be Christ, there will be wars and rumours of wars, and there will be famine (starvation), pestilences (fatal, epidemic diseases), and earthquakes all around the world.
Nation will rise against Nation
The gospel will be taught world wide, every single person will have a chance to be saved. After this happens the end will come.
The abomination of desolation spoken of by Daniel the prophet (Daniel chapter 11) will happen and the people who are in Judaea will flee into the mountains!
When the Lord returns you will need to go to the Holy place, flee into the mountains for protection. You will need to leave everything behind. There will not be time enough to grab your personal material possessions.
Days will be shortened for the elects sake
Trouble and suffering will be so severe the Lord will make the amount of days to suffer less because if he does not lessen the days there will be no people made of flesh and blood left alive.
If people tell you they have seen Christ here or there you should not believe them. Some will come and are here already teaching false doctrines. Do not be fooled by deceivers.
When Christ returns He will come in the clouds from the East and everyone will be able to see Him-even in the West.
Nobody knows the exact hour and day of Christ’s return except God the Father
The world will be full of sin just as it were in the days of Noah before the flood.
Be a faithful and wise servant by taking care of your household because if the Lord returns and finds you taking care of your household the Lord will reward you, you will be blessed,